Cyperus esculentus L.
Common Name: YELLOW NUTSEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Cyperus esculentus B. S. Walters

Moist shores, ditches, river banks, fields, and marshes; gardens, cultivated fields, and other disturbed sites, sometimes a serious weed; in sand (even dunes), mud, or clay.

Seldom collected with tubers, but the slender scaly rhizomes resembling roots are very characteristic; together with the pale scales and large anthers, they make this one of the most easily recognized species.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1090.